Nacho Bell Peppers

07/02/2017
Green and yellow bell peppers with cooked ground beef topped with shredded cheese on a baking sheet.

If you are looking for a different dinner idea, try this recipe for easy to make Nacho Bell Peppers for dinner tonight!  Simple to make and easy to clean up!

I like to get ground beef from Sam’s Club, divide it up, and then freeze it. The packages are normally 5 pounds or so, and I split them into four Ziploc bags. Most of the time I use just over a pound of ground beef when I cook with it.  The nacho bell peppers took about 1.25 pounds of the ground beef.

How to Make Nacho Bell Peppers

First, wash the bell peppers and pat dry.  Cut the bell peppers into fourths cleaning out the insides and seeds. Put them on parchment paper on a baking pan. Cook the ground beef on the stovetop and drain it. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt and salsa.  Add enough salsa to make the mixture moist, not runny. I took a regular spoon to transfer the meat mixture onto the bell peppers.

Cook at 375 degrees for 15 mins, sprinkle the cheese on and place it back in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese melts. I used shredded cheddar and shredded mozzarella cheese. Three of the peppers were a little softer, and one was still crunchy since it was thicker.

Toppings

We topped ours with sour cream because that’s all we had on hand. Next time I would like to try avocado and tomatoes, too!  I thought we would have leftovers but my husband liked them so much there were none.  This was a quick and easy recipe. Clean up was easy using the parchment paper on the pan.

FAQ

Can I use any color bell pepper?

Yes. Green, yellow and red work fine for this recipe.

What cheese can I use for Nacho Bell Peppers?

Shredded cheddar, mozzarella, Mexican cheese, and Monterey Jack work well.

Can I freeze Nacho Bell Peppers?

Yes. Place in a freezer safe container or storage bag. Thaw before reheating in the oven at 350° for about 10 minutes or until hot.

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Green and yellow bell peppers with cooked ground beef topped with shredded cheese on a baking sheet.
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Nacho Bell Peppers

If you are looking for a different idea for dinner, try this recipe for easy to make Nacho Bell Peppers tonight!  Simple to make and easy to clean up!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic
Servings: 4
Calories: 400kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded cheese mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar

Instructions

  • Wash and slice bell peppers into fourths (cutting from stem to bottom), removing stem, seeds and inner flesh.
  • Place cut peppers on parchment paper on a baking pan.
  • Cook ground beef in a skillet until brown, drain.
  • Mix seasonings, salsa and cooked ground beef together.
  • Spoon mixture into each cut bell pepper.
  • Place in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and place back in oven until cheese melts.
  • Serve

Notes

Nutritional analysis is an estimate and can vary according to ingredients used.
  • Optional Toppings: Green onion, jalapeno, sour cream, avocado, tomato
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bell pepper | Calories: 400kcal

1 Comment

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    Food and Life Path
    07/07/2017 at 9:53 pm

    Great idea!

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